The NFL has informed its teams that it will be accepting offers from cities other than Indianapolis to host its annual scouting combine starting in 2023, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.
According to the source, all NFL teams have an opportunity to let the league know if they are interested in hosting the Combine, as well as upcoming NFL drafts and Super Bowls.
The combine has been held in Indianapolis since 1987, although only the medical part has been held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the combine is also scheduled to take place there in 2022. Indianapolis is expected to compete to continue hosting the event, but competition will begin in 2023.
The Indianapolis Business Journal was the first to report on developments that are the result of the NFL’s continued drive to develop its marquee events. The success the league has had in rotating the venue in recent years is part of the motivation to try the same with the combine.